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  • Record Number: 433
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Taylor , Paul Beekman and Sophie Bordier
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  • Title: Chaucer and the Latin Muses [The authors examine Chaucer’s references to the Muses (especially Clio and Calliope) throughout his works. Chaucer is the first English poet to invoke the Muses, but unlike his literary predecessors Virgil, Statius, Dante, or Boccaccio, he does not attach specific values to each muse. Instead, he connects them to memory and the rhetoric of poetry in general. In “Troilus and Criseyde,” Chaucer borrows elements of Martianus Capella’s description of the Muses, but he uses them in new narrative contexts. The appendix lists the names of all the Muses and their corresponding values in the works of Ausonius, Fulgentius, Martianus Capella, John of Garland, and Bernard Silvestris. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Traditio 47, ( 1992): Pages 215 - 232.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Troilus and Criseyde Literature- Verse Martianus Capella, Author- De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii Muses (Greek Deities)
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Université de Genève
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03621529